Its hard to remember all the recycling rules! We want to make it easier to go green by helping you figure out what kind of waste an item really is.
What it does
Its a webapp that a user can use to take pictures of the waste item, that uses machine learning to figure out if the item is recyclable, compost or needs to go in the trash.
How we built it
We used react to build the web application and stored the image files in S3. We called google's autoML vision api to classify the item in the image.
Challenges we ran into
We tried to build our own classifier using tensor flow and spent a long time figuring out how to call it from the browser. Integrating all the pieces was hard. We ran into S3 permission issues, IBM downtime issues etc.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Working prototype! Ability to combine various services including across AWS and google.
What we learned
Putting together a project for a hackathon that's full stack.
What's next for Waste Classifier
Create android and iOS apps.